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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3646
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Sicily; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Sicily; Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  629-632; 612-616
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  10.96
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4441. Dumbarton Oaks Duplicate, November 1958.
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Description:  Obverse: (Original, uppermost layer) To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, bearded. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, wearing chlamys. (Countermark) To the l., bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing paludamentum, and cross-topped crown. To the r., bust of Constantine III facing, unbearded, wearing paludamentum, and cross-topped crown. A cross between their heads. Reverse: (Original, uppermost layer) M. (Countermark) None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: (Original, uppermost layer) None. (Countermark) None. Reverse: (Original, uppermost layer) ANNO … ([Inferred] Year 3-6). Mint mark: None visible. Control mark: None visible. (Countermark) None. Mint mark: SCLs.

Bibliography:  (Original, uppermost layer) MIB III 159 or 160; (Countermark) MIB III Km.5

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a coin of Herakleios and Constantine III, MIB III type 159 or 160. Traces of a further undertype visible in the form of a cross on the figure of Herakleios Constantine on the uppermost layer of the original coin.

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Constantinople
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Whitting, Philip David
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